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My Gallery

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My Pawehe Collection (Hawaiian Style)

Ipu is the Hawaiian word for gourd. Ipu Pawehe is a uniquely Hawaiian style of decorated gourds sometimes called the Ni’ihau method, as some scholars believe it originated there. Simply stated, a design of choice is “etched” into the very topmost layer of the epidermis after which the gourd is filled with a natural dye. As the dye leeches out it stains only the area where the green skin was left intact.

My Nupaikini Collection (Mixed Media)

Ipu nupaikini are my gourds decorated with a variety of techniques from all over the world. Wood burning, coiling with various natural materials, and paints are used on the gourds in this section.

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